Financially speaking, this is a bad year for us. I am finding myself thinking more and more about the future, gas and other things going up in price, how life will be for my kids someday, etc. I am an eternal optimist and have always been a super happy person, but lately, I have been a little preoccupied with this. When the bills come in the mail and I realize how stressful our situation is, I stop and think about other people who are going through tough times too. I think most of us are driving less and doing what we can to spend a little less each month, but I am curious to know what else people are doing. How are people conserving? Is anyone actually working from their home and making money? What are your opinions on the future...on cars...prices...education...government, etc.? Are any of you feeling uneasy about the future? Or hopeful and optimistic? I'd really like to hear your thoughts on everything.